Aging With Grace in Your 60s

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The idea of aging with grace has multiple definitions. It’s different for everyone: presence, elegance, refinement, and ease are a few qualities associated with aging. To achieve a state of grace is to achieve a healthy, well-balanced life full of joy and respect. Sounds simple, yet, aging gracefully is a learning process, or a re-learning […]

5 Guideposts for Developing Patience and Reducing Stress after 60

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As published in SixtyandMe Decades ago, I decided that it would be my major intention in life to develop more patience. As a result, I am always mindful of my pre-disposition to lose patience with people, places, things, and most of all, grocery store check-out lines. But the good news is, I am making progress […]

3 Things To Remember When Traveling With Your Grandchildren

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This is the story of a 74-year-old grandmother. Of course, this is my story, a story about how I joyfully help my family when they need me in summer, fall, winter or spring. If you are a grandparent, you’ll know what my journey is about: embracing my next generation of children with a generosity of […]

5 Ways to Create Lasting Positive Change in Your Life

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If you want to create lasting positive change in your life in the healthiest and  most instructive way,  let go of the negative. What is your usual go-to attitude when something adverse happens to you? How do you respond when it’s time to make difficult changes in your life, when it’s time to forgive a […]

4 Ways To Become More Courageous and Resilient in Your 60S

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This week I was racing to finish my novel, a thriller that takes place in Cuba, and it struck me that completing this manuscript, which has held my devotion for two years, was an act of courage. I have no idea why I made that observation, but I do know it felt like climbing Kilimanjaro, […]

Add Value to Your Life in the New Year

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It is a common understanding that making important changes in your life reduces struggle and adds value to the quality of your living experience. Change can also help reduce stress and increase happiness. You can tweak your physical appearance by changing your color pallet, style of clothes, makeup or your exercise routine. But lasting change […]

Trump is The King of Queens

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I don’t think I am going out on a limb by saying Hollywood is chomping at the bit to write a biopic of President Donald Trump. And with scenes that are being played out in real time, this theater of the absurd will be a doozy. You better believe that Arron Sorkin, the master of […]

Travel in Bhutan

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Bhutan – A Country That Measures Happiness It was the call of Tiger’s Nest Monastery high in the Himalayas that captured my imagination. The country of Bhutan called me for a number of reasons, most importantly, because its gross national product is happiness. You can’t beat that idea! Bhutan is also a country which blends […]

3 Ways to Maintain the Allure of Confidence in your 60s

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As published in Sixty and Me The most alluring attribute a woman can possess is confidence. Confidence turns heads, makes easy introductions and can stop the world in its tracks. I just spent a week’s vacation with two of my grammar school chums. Each of us is unique, and each of our lives turned out […]

5 Ways to Live With Joy as a Single Older Woman

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As published in Sixty and Me I’ve been single for the last 17 years. I got married in 1964, when I was 20 years old. I was married for 18 years (really, 15 years because that is when we separated). And then, after that, I had a relationship with a significant other for 17 years. […]